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Video: Minn. deputy nearly hit by vehicle

A harrowing dashcam video shows Deputy Greg Reiter being thrown to the ground after a car struck an SUV


By Mary Divine
Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.

HUGO, Minn. — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office took to social media on Monday to remind drivers to slow down and move over for cars and emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

A harrowing dashcam video released on Facebook and Twitter shows Deputy Greg Reiter being thrown to the ground after a car struck an SUV near the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and 130th Street in Hugo on Jan. 15.

Reiter was investigating an accident involving the SUV and a pickup truck when the second crash occurred, said Sgt. Joe Stoehr. Reiter was pushed to the ground by the passenger-side door of the SUV, but was not injured.

“Deputy Reiter is incredibly lucky,” said Sheriff Dan Starry. “We want to make sure to remind everyone to slow down and move over, especially with the amount of snowfall coming today.”

The driver of the car that struck the SUV was cited by troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol who investigated the crash, Stoehr said.

 
Deputy Reiter

With the snow coming, we thought we would share this squad video and remind you to slow down, watch for stopped vehicles and emergency lights. Move over if you can. Deputy Reiter responded to the scene of a motor vechicle accident and was attending to the parties involved when the second crash occurred. Luckily, Deputy Reiter was not severely injured, but this could have been much worse. This incident occurred on 01/15/2018 in the City of Hugo. The driver of the vehicle was cited by Minnesota State Patrol who investigated the crash.

Posted by Washington County Sheriff's Office on Monday, January 22, 2018

©2018 the Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

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